Veddahs of Ceylon

Albumen print | 21.3 x 28.1cm | c. 1880s

Scowen & Co.

The Veddahs or Veddas are an indigenous minority in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) that may have been the island's earliest inhabitants. These men are dressed in typical scant Vedda male garb for the 19th century-loincloths tied with a rope at the waist.

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